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Changes to Kinsale Connect Routes on Sunday 2nd June 2024 due to Cork City Marathon

Changes to Kinsale Connect Routes on Sunday 2nd June 2024 due to Cork City Marathon  228  228 Route Kinsale to City Hall only from 7.30am up to and including 11.30am departure time(affected = 7.30am, 8.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am from Kinsale town) Normal Services resume from Kinsale at 12.30pm 228 Route Cork City to Kinsale from City Hall only up to and including 11.30am services departure time(affected = 8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am from Cork City) Normal Services resume from St Patrick’s Quay at 12.30pm  230  230 Route = Skibbereen to City Hall only via Wilton & South Link = affected 10am service 230 Route = Skibbereen to Cork City via Wilton & South Link to St Patricks Quay = affected 2pm 230 Route = Skibbereen to Cork City normal service resumes at 3.45pm 230 Route = Cork City to Skibbereen from City Hall only to Wilton via South Link = affected 12pm service (quays closed until 12pm) 230 Route = Cork City to Skibbereen normal service resumes at 4pm  229  229 Route = Bantry to City Hall Only via Wilton & South Link = affected 9.10am service 229 Route = Cork City to Bantry from City Hall only to Wilton via South

New 228 Route Starts Today, Friday 3rd May 2024

Our new 228 Kinsale to Cork City route will commence from today, Friday, 3rd May 2024, at 6:30 AM from Kinsale Town. IMPORTANT: Please note that our 228 route will no longer be servicing Ballinhassig, CUH/Wilton and UCC from today, Friday, 3rd May. This new 228 service will offer 24 services a day, and since our route doesn’t include a stop at Cork Airport, our new route will be the fastest and most direct route between Kinsale and Cork City. We’re also excited about our new city centre bus stops that have bus shelters and are in a safe, well-lit part of the city on Grand Parade and beside City Hall. Please click here to see the new updated service timetable and be sure to click here to view the new route and stops along the way. If you have any questions or queries regarding our new 228 route or times, our customer support team is always happy to help – just reach out to us here on our Contact Us page. We look forward to seeing you on board the new 228 service!

New 228 Timetable Starting Fri 3rd May 2024

Please view the full timetable below for the upcoming new Route 228. These new times will take effect starting Friday, 3rd of May 2024, at 6:30 AM from Kinsale Town. IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE THE ROUTE CHANGE ALSO: The new 228 route will no longer service Ballinhassig, CUH/Wilton and UCC from Friday 3rd May 2024. This new service will be the fastest, cheapest, and most direct route from Kinsale to Cork City. As our new route does not include a stop at Cork Airport, we offer the most convenient and quickest travel option from Kinsale to Cork City. We look forward to welcoming you on board this new 228 service.

Important Service Update for Route 228: Kinsale–Cork City

Dear Valued Passengers, We wish to inform you of an important change affecting our Route 228 service, which was launched last year with the aim of providing a reliable connection for the people of Kinsale, Belgooly, Riverstick, Ballinhassig and the surrounding areas to Cork City, while also taking the pressure off the existing 226 service, which was severely struggling. Despite our best intentions and considerable efforts to sustain the current Route 228 service, the passenger numbers have consistently fallen well below the operational threshold needed to maintain financial viability. Unfortunately, the service has been incurring significant losses, which, coupled with our ever increasing overheads, including staff wages, fuel and vehicle maintenance etc, have made it unsustainable. Faced with the stark choice of either discontinuing Route 228 entirely or implementing significant changes, we engaged in extensive consultations with the National Transport Authority (NTA) as well as passengers at the bus stops, local TDs and the local senator Tim Lombard. The TDs worked very hard to try and help but, unfortunately, the most local representative, Senator Tim Lombard, demonstrated a notable lack of interest and failed to undertake any efforts to address the issues. It became evident that the primary issue was

Easter and Bank Holiday Weekend Service Schedule

View our Easter and Bank Holiday Weekend Service Schedule for Route 228 below: Good Friday: Normal Times Sat 30th: Normal Times Easter Sunday: Normal Times Bank Holiday Monday: Sunday Times Happy Easter

St Patricks Day Service Schedule 2024

Please note the following service schedule for St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Weekend 2024: Sunday 17th March: Sunday Times. Monday 18th March: Sunday Times. Happy St Patricks Day!

228 Kinsale Christmas Service Schedule 2023

Please read our full Christmas service schedule for West Cork Connect Route 228 below. Your Seat in Guaranteed When You Book Online Book Online Route 228 December Service Saturday 23rd December: Normal Saturday timetable Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December: Sunday Timetable  Christmas Day Monday 25th December: No Service on Christmas Day Tuesday 26th December: Sunday Times Wed 27th to Sat 30th Dec: Normal Times New Years Eve Sunday December 31st: Sunday Times Route 228 January Service New Years Day Monday 1st January: Sunday Times Tuesday 2nd January: Normal Times Wednesday 3rd January: Normal Times

October Bank Holiday Service Schedule 2023

West Cork Connect Service Schedule for October Bank Holiday Weekend 2023. Fri 27thSat 28th Sun 29thMon 30th Normal TimesNormal TimesNormal TimesSunday Times Enjoy Your Weekend!

Launching Route 228 Kinsale to Cork City next Thursday, October 12th

We’re delighted to announce that Kinsale Connect is all set to launch on Thursday, October 12th. Our brand-new Route 228 service will connect Kinsale to Cork City with several key stops along the way, including Belgooly, Riverstick, Fivemilebridge, Ballinhassig, Wilton (CUH Hospital), Western Road, St Patrick’s Quay and more! This service is perfect for college students, daily commuters heading to work, those visiting loved ones in hospital and anyone looking to indulge in some city shopping.Our dedicated team has been tirelessly gearing up for this service to start. Our buses are ready to roll and excitement is in the air! We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work around the clock to prepare for the big launch day.  At Kinsale Connect, we guarantee great prices and booking your journey is made easy with our online reservation system. You can also keep track of your bus in real time using our live tracking service. Get ready to experience a new level of transport convenience and connectivity with Kinsale Connect. We can’t wait to welcome you on board next week!  

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The new 228 Route started Friday, 3rd May 2024 (Bank Holiday Weekend).

This is now the FASTEST, CHEAPEST & MOST DIRECT route to the city!